3ie Impact Evaluation Report 23

Enhancing food production and food security through improved inputs

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 23

Vavier Gine, Shreena Patel, Cristina Cuellar-Martinez, Sandi McCoy and Lauren Ralph

In Tanzania, agriculture accounts for 27 per cent of GDP, 80 per cent of employment and 75 per cent of household income. It is a key component of the country strategy for poverty reduction. The National Agriculture Input Voucher Scheme (NAIVS), implemented since 2008 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, provides a 50 per cent subsidy, through vouchers, for the purchase of chemical fertiliser and improved seed to maize and rice farmers. This study by Vavier Gine, Shreena Patel, Cristina Cuellar-Martinez, Sandi McCoy and Lauren Ralph evaluates the impact of NAIVS across Tanzania.

The findings do not show impacts on incomes, food security or educational attainment in the short term. However, the disenfranchised position of female-headed households relative to their male counterparts is clearly indicated. Female farmers were positively inclined toward the programme and its ability to help boost agricultural yields. But many of them could not afford the top-up payment and, as a result, did not participate. To make NAVIS more effective, the study recommends that the programme should be targeted better and a provision for transfer and sale of vouchers included.

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019

In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated whether making HIV self-test kits available as a testing option at North Star Alliance roadside wellness clinics in Kenya and advertising via SMS

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated the effectiveness of multistakeholder forums in improving accountability to communities affected by the extractives industry in western Uganda.

The impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of three interventions aimed at formalising small businesses in Malawi.

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of the International Labour Organization’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together training programme (GET Ahead) in rural Kenya.

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
The authors evaluated the impact of using public meetings and an ICT platform used by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee to promote transparency and accountability.